Grateful Dead Live at Baltimore Civic Center on 1979-05-05
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
NAK CM700, Sony 158SD Recorded by Barry Glassberg. A:D conversion by John Steinthal via Mark Cohen, encoded by Matt Vernon
- 2004-03-26 10:17:11
- NAK CM700, Sony 158SD
- Baltimore, MD
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Barry Glassberg
- Transferred by
- John Steinthal
- Baltimore Civic Center
Subject: Were you there?
Subject: Oops, the raven was 1980.
Subject: Grateful for this Gem!
I took the 'Dancin' from the first set and the entire second set and recommend this whole heartedly; you will not be disappointed in this set two gem- seriously. The Scarlet>fire is a total rompfest. It oozes with juicey Jerry licks and PHIL is ALL OVER THE PLACE. GREAT mix here and nice second set.
If it were a SBD I would give this a 5 for the bands performance and sound. In this case of the aud, however, I can't give more than 4 stars-although there are some 5 star auds. in the archive. Mainly the Hampton '89 shows.
Subject: 5 Stars or bust!
Subject: The Other One
Subject: A good, if not memorable evening, admidst Waters' favorite people...
Hmmm... this is so weird. I ended yesterday's listening session as we were entering into a lumbering "Tennessee..." Today, the only stream available contains 4 songs, the last of which is currently playing..., "Dancin." It's kinda wishes for an upsurge in their ability to muster sufficient energies.
OOPSY, there are two bases from which one can listen to this show. Unfortunately, the one that contains the whole show lacks the contours audibly evident in the other recording... Seemingly, is it as simple as one comes from a CD-Master Recording and the other are from the tapes? Please write back and educate me.. :)
2nd Set: Undeniably, the right foot is placed forward by selecting to open the set with a friendly "Scarlet." Some nice musicianship between the stringed instruments, but nothing monumental. There's some odd sound distortions around the 10:00 minute mark; I'm not sure if they're from my computer acting up, or if the cassette as played is feeling the worn effects of time. There's lots of activity in "Fire," and it's all listenable, but it's not effortless which diminishes the primitive mood the song denotes. (This is assuming that acting or being 'primitive' is simplistic and/or natural to one that is primitive.) Anyways, matters nicely climax at 11:00-11:25. Nice marching band clap-along into a Shabbat "Samson." It's decent, but just some awkward timing moments that can't be thrown off as 'breaking in the new guy.' "He's Gone" is quite lovely, a total rest your head back and chill to some pleasantries...mellowly climbing higher and higher as the outro progresses into "Drums." They progress as expected, tho "Space" is shorter than usual. Jerry is clearly directing traffic as we strum our way into a stomping "OO." What's to be noted throughout the remainder of the set, "Wharf" & "Sugar," is how convincing it would be for a novice listener to discern that the past three songs came from the same show... (even if played admidst 10 other versions of each song.) There's this consistent, pleasing flow as one song drifts to the next. Though the ship may not be inspiring, we're always confident there's a captain aboard. That being said, each version is better than decent, and fun...The 'SD' stands out for its sounds similiar to how Neil Young would have covered the tune with Crazy Horse in the late 70s.
Our encore is of the time-tested "Saturday" variety that stays true to the beat of the show.
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